Nursing Supervisor- Downtown Seattle Public Health Center

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on July 28, 2022
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Are you an organized, efficient, and approachable leader? Do you get excited about working in the cutting edge of integrated care? If you're skilled in building a high-performing team, and have a passion for fostering diversity, we want you to join us at Downtown Seattle Public Health! We have an exciting opportunity for a Nursing, Personal Health Services Supervisor (PHSS) in our Downtown Seattle Public Health Center.  This is a great professional development opportunity for a current Charge Registered Nurse that is ready to move to supervision.
We're interested in individuals who are representative of the diverse population we serve. This is an opportunity to lead an amazing multi-disciplinary team whose passion is to support our community through Primary Care, Immunization, Refugee Clinic and to work as a partner with the Swedish Residency Program.  You'll have overall responsibility for the hiring and daily supervision of a team that may include Public Health Nurses, Registered Nurses, Registered Dieticians, Medical Assistants, Social Workers, and Community Health Workers.  In addition, you will be a key member of a unified leadership team to provide the highest quality of integrated care for our clients.
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
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Job Duties

  • Direct supervision of the staff assigned to services and programs at a Public Health Center to include: hiring, performance evaluations, training, counseling, team building and discipline of staff
  • Lead program planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation
  • Guide staff and lead activities at Public Health Centers, satellite clinics, and other community locations
  • Work collaboratively with the community and other agencies to assess the public's needs, develop program goals and objectives 
  • Monitor budgets for assigned programs
  • Provide backup to other supervisors as needed within Downtown Public Health Clinic
  • Participate in the Department Quality Improvement efforts 
  • Coordinate schedules for Swedish Residents, including onboarding of new residents each year and all work associated to closing out work as they complete their residency. 
  • Perform duties as assigned 

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Qualification, Knowledge, Experience:

  • Advanced training in nursing administration or public health, or comparable experience
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel supervision, and management techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to hold people accountable and give useful feedback
  • Knowledge of program development, evaluation techniques, and Quality Improvement processes
  • Knowledge of occupational health, handling of hazards, and safety principles
  • Skilled in interviewing techniques and principles
  • Previous experience providing guidance in a community based program, and/or community health nursing experience desired
  • Knowledge of Buprenorphine and/or Substance Abuse
  • Ability to travel between sites on a regular basis
  • Strong commitment to equity and social justice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impacts of trauma and trauma-informed treatment interventions
  • Advanced training in nursing administration or public health, or comparable experience 
  • Professional experience in personnel supervision, management techniques, and fostering a collaborative and highly effective team environment
  • Knowledge of program development, evaluation techniques, quality improvement processes, and implementation of innovative solutions to service delivery
  • Knowledge of occupational health, handling of hazards, and safety principles
  • Knowledge of and experience in workflows, job aides, and Electric Health Patient Record (EPIC) training. 
  • Skilled in coordinating teams with multi-disciplinary staff
  • Knowledge of general government principles, procedures, relevant agencies, community service providers and programs, and other related systems
  • Demonstrated competency using MS Office Suite programs including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Nursing from an accredited school 
  • Washington State Registered Nurse License in good standing.
  • Proof of current BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers (Attach if current)
  • Washington State Driver’s License of ability to travel within designated territory.
Highly Desired Qualifications:
  • Bilingual and/or Bicultural
  • Professional experience, training, or knowledge of mental health, substance use disorders (SUD), medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), low barrier medical care, and harm-reduction
  • Experience providing guidance in a community-based program
  • Skill in working effectively with diverse individuals and populations 
  • Ability to work on several projects/tasks simultaneously 

Supplemental Information

Who May Apply:  This position is open to all minimally qualified people. 

Work Location: Downtown Seattle Public Health located at  2124 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. This position will require travel to other sites within the Public Health System as needed. 

Work Location & Schedule: Downtown Public Health is located at 2124 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. This is a fully benefited 1.0 FTE (SDP/TLT), 1-year assignment. Hours worked will fall within Downtown Public Health's normal business hours, which are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This position will require travel to other sites within the Public Health System as needed. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime.

Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis to fill position

For more information contact: Amy Curtis, RN and David Baure, RN at

UNION AFFILIATION: The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation. These positions are represented by WSNA.

To Apply: If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Application Process: The following completed items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line 
  • Completed supplemental questions that are supported in your application. These answers will be reviewed to determine competitiveness. Please do not use "see resume" in your answers as these will be considered incomplete.  
Your application will be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the required information in the application. If you reference "see resume" on your application, it will be considered incomplete. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to 
 Special Requirements:
  • The selected candidate will be required to submit a background check. Records are not automatically disqualifying. 
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law. 
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required trainings on time.
  • Employees will be redeployed in the event of a Public Health emergency.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our 
"True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Do you have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school of nursing or equivalent?
  • Yes
  • No
Please verify then provide your full RN credential number and issuing state.
Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever had your license to practice nursing in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?
Do you possess BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers? If so, please attach documentation of your current BLS/CPR certification. If you do not, please describe how you would obtain certification by time of job offer. Failure to obtain this BLS/CPR certification will result in job offer being delayed or rescinded.
  • Yes
  • No
Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?]
Are you willing to provide options counseling to pregnant people?
  • Yes
  • No
Seattle & King County Public Health has a strong commitment to equity and social justice. All staff are given training in Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) as well as Trauma Informed Care (TIC). Please describe why working for an agency that values ESJ and TIC is important to you. Please be thorough in your explanation as your response will be evaluated for competitiveness.
Please describe the aspects of your education, training, and experience that you feel most align with the needs of this position and the population served?
Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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